Monday, November 10, 2008

The 2009 Budget

For those who are interested, here's a link to the 2009 budget proposed by the County Administrator, with all sorts of information for why we face this challenge, and our Administrator's recommendation on how to get through it:

http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/administrator/bsi/budget.asp

The best summary of the budget can be found here: http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/administrator/bsi/budget/TransLetter09.pdf

Again, I ask for people's input on ways people would suggest we save dollars and get through this challenging time.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's time to collect Court Costs & per diems over at the jail. I believe this topic was brought up at the budget hearings last December. It was explained the items were being looked into & investigated. It's a year later. How much more looking into & investigation needs to be done?

The taxpayers are sick & tired of being put on the hook for the criminals in this county.

Anonymous said...

How about collecting back property taxes? At one point last year, a set of LLC's owning property in Mount Auburn owed over $200,000 in back property taxes. These weren't home-owners...most were vacant buildings held by land speculators.

Carl said...

If we are actually looking at cutting police, bus service, jail space it time to

Hand the smoking ban monitoring responsibility back to the state of Ohio. It's not funded by the state, & part of the agreement of that passing is that counties would not have to pay the expenses & it would be covered by the state. Police, bus service, jails space & mental health services are WAY more important when someone else will do the other job for us.

Bill said...

Agreed,
The entire Smoking Ban idea was a fiasco from the start. It was supposed to "pay for itself", but instead as been a collosal waste of time, money and other vaulable county resources in all 88 counties.
Citizens that choose to smoke should be out spending money in the independently owned small hospitality businesses, but are't due to the Gestapo like atmosphere fostered by the questionable charities and their equally questionable motives in backing the socialist assault on private property rights and individual liberty.
Posting a $2.00 sign at the door announcing the Tobacco use policy of each individual business would result in an immediate influx of cash to those small businesses.
Saves jobs, saves businesses, and saves expenditures on Health Dept. personell that have much more important things to worry about.

Anonymous said...

County employees have a 27th payroll this year. If it were known that it could save jobs, I bet most would be willing to take the check, but reinvest back into the county. Some formula over the 2009 pay period coul reduce the burden.

Anonymous said...

You know, I wonder if when the SHeriff confiscates property and sells it at auction if the county has put, essentially, a lien on the funds for the court costs, etc.?

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